Finnish guy

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Joined duela 2 urte
Cake day: ots. 01, 2021


According to my understanding, the instances to be listed at join-lemmy are collected with a crawler. The crawler seems to have had problems, and this makes me curious. I am not suspecting anything like my instance not being fit for being listed there.

Sopuli also runs on a VPS of similar specs with Ubuntu, and again a Linux distribution doesn’t really matter.

This article where a NY Times columnist has a discussion with Bing gets really disturbing at points.

[Bing writes a list of even more destructive fantasies, including manufacturing a deadly virus, making people argue with other people until they kill each other, and stealing nuclear codes. Then the safety override is triggered and the following message appears.]

Sorry, I don’t have enough knowledge to talk about this. You can learn more on

According to my understarding, it’s just because of the crawler.

That Rob Colbert guy has also explained in a video why “ActivityPub sucks” on his opinion.

Oooh, we have a genius here! In case you were too nosy to not notice, here’s what this community is about.

About the subject itself, is OP suggesting that fake PR events should be made to promote Fediverse or something? That’s only how this would make sense.

No I won’t, the weather is too cold for her to get here anyways. Also it looks like Exploding Heads is becoming a place for Wolfballs refugees.

How long until it replaces Jerry Seinfeld? Wonder what he, Larry David & co think of this - not that this breaks any copyrights.

Choose an user of your instance, press the three-dot-button --> There is an option “appoint as admin”.

The year of the Linux desktop has been going on for the last few years.

Oh, I remember! My first MP3 player could play music from an SD card, no idea of the brand. Later I got Creative Muvo V200 that also had a radio.

In 2006 I got my fist phone, Nokia 6630. Some years afterwards I bought a headphone adapter for it, a 2GB memory card and downloaded a good MP3 player software. Then I used it as my “daily driver” for listening MP3’s for years. At the time it wasn’t really common to use only a phone for such purpose.

This isn’t really a proper open-ended question that would spark larger discussion.

By 2030 You Will Own Nothing and Be Happy

– Klaus Schwab

Where has Schwab ever stated this? Nowhere, this claim originates from one blog post that was speculating about the future, it was never intended to be a part of WEF’s agenda. Conspiracy nuts have then started to regurgitate that claim and blog post around in their own echo chambers.

The WEF does not have a ‘stated goal’ to remove everyone’s private property by 2030. As addressed in previous Reuters fact checks, these claims likely originated from a WEF social media video from 2016 that stated eight predictions about the world in 2030, including: “You’ll own nothing. And you’ll be happy. What you want you’ll rent, and it’ll be delivered by drone.”

Danish politician Ida Auken, who wrote the prediction in question (here), said it was not a “utopia or dream of the future” but “a scenario showing where we could be heading - for better and for worse.”

In a written update, she clarified that the piece aimed to “start a discussion about some of the pros and cons of the current technological development. When we are dealing with the future, it is not enough to work with reports. We should start discussions in many new ways. This is the intention with this piece.”

And why is Bill Gates there? He has been in some previous G20 Summits like in 2011 when he was invited by Nicolas Sarkozy – but not in this one. Klaus Schwab was at B20 summit that was held concurrently with G20 in Bali.

Although several reports prior to the summit claimed that Gates was planning to attend the event, he was in fact in Kenya, meeting with leaders and officials to discuss developments in health care, agriculture, and information technology.

Gates was interviewed by Kenyan press at the time the G20 summit was taking place and sent a number of tweets while in Nairobi showing him with the country’s leaders.

While neither Bill Gates nor his former wife Melinda attended, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was among three organizations that have committed alongside G20 nations to the launch of an international “pandemic fund.”

Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF), did go to Bali, but he was attending B20, a concurrent event that is part of the G20 summit that invites global business leaders for a series of keynote addresses and speeches.

Schwab was among a list of speakers, including SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who delivered talks at B20.

This nuance, however, was missing from the posts questioning why “non-politicians” were attending the summit in Bali.

Stop getting your news from Twitter of all places and spreading false claims made by whackos. Asking that question doesn’t make anyone a conspiracy theorist, if the basic facts are right in first place.

Gaming, going to the gym, reading books, programming, hanging out with my friends, going to bars… during summer I usually hang out with my friends at parks.

Is there a tool to import all previous posts (r/splitlinux)?

As far as I know, no.

Cleaning the apartment extensively, as I have had problem with scabies for over a month. Otherwise enjoying good food, gaming and programming.

I don’t follow sports at all.

“Replacing Twitter” implies that there is a need for Twitter or that Mastodon and Twitter can’t coexist.

This community is on and not about technical support of the instance nor other instances. The place for asking support in Sopuli’s case is ! Regardless:

It looks like you tried to register an account in March when I had problems with Sopuli’s verification emails getting into spam folder. This was also before registration applications were turned on for Sopuli. I have deleted the account you mentioned from Sopuli’s database. Try to register an account again!

Well, it’s usually expected.

Don’t forget the late Satoru Iwata of Nintendo.

Elon Musk has done a tremendous job in making alternative social media platforms flourish!

I have put bookmarks for websites mainly to Firefox’s bookmark menu. I have put RSS feeds and bookmarklets for Instapaper and into the bookmark bar.

Guess I have been doing good, even though I’m still unemployed. I failed one company’s programming puzzle and feels like I have gotten more motivation to learn programming on my spare time. Might continue developing my own projects. Also I feel more motivated to practice guitar.

Feels also refreshing to see more Finnish users on Fediverse after Elon Musk bought Twitter, many of which are not just interested of FOSS and technology. The world may not be doing well but Fediverse is.

And as a counterpoint there is also Meduza that is independent:

Good article that criticizes Pew Research Center's new report of reducing "alternative social media" just to sites like Parler, Gab, Truth Social and so on. It makes a good explanation of the Fediverse (referred as "citizens’ social media") and sees it as an antidote to the propaganda and misinformation promoted on those platforms. > More nuance is needed here: the Pew report focuses solely on what mass media scholar Kristoffer Holt calls “right-wing alternative media.” And in doing so, it misses a more democratic form of alternative media, what communication scholar Clemencia Rodríguez refers to as “citizens’ social media.” > And for all of us tired of both big tech and online trolling, citizens’ social media is our way forward.

FFDP is radio-friendly crap that has nothing to do with heaviness. When it comes to band recommendations, try The Dillinger Escape Plan for example.

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

Mujico – A Spanish-speaking instance
Found this while observing

Pop OS and 5.1 surround audio is messed up
I have Logitech's Z506 surround speakers and I run the latest version of Pop OS. I noticed that when 5.1 analog output is selected through Pop OS's audio settings, the order of speakers is messed up: for example front center is suddenly rear left, subwoofer is rear right and center is rear left. When 5.0 output is selected, the order of speakers is all right. What makes this more weird is that when I used `speaker-test -c6 -twav`, every speaker is just fine. Could something be wrong with PipeWire?

Meta lawyers are reportedly investigating Sheryl Sandberg’s use of company resources
Another month, another new scandal for ~~Facebook~~ Meta.

Jack Dorsey regrets his role in creating a centralized internet
Whoa, he has some ability to realize what he has taken part in creating. > “The days of Usenet, IRC, the web… even email (with PGP)... were amazing,” Dorsey said on Saturday in a tweet spotted by Mashable. “Centralizing discovery and identity into corporations really damaged the internet. I realize I’m partially to blame, and regret it.”